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Looking for Excel Formula to Estimate a Proposal

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by JerryA31, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. JerryA31

    JerryA31 Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Hello. I'm new to the site and looking to see if anyone has a spreadsheet or formulas set up to prepare bidding for new lots you haven't worked on before. I can get the square footage of each property. My subcontractors are paid hourly so that really doesn't factor into my bid other than I know how to cover their costs.

    Here's what I'm hoping to find. If I have a lot that is 62,064 sq ft for example. Is there a formula telling me how much I should charge the client? All my clients are commercial office buildings.

    I also need to know how much to charge for salt applications, calcium calculations on walks and shoveling pricing.

    Thanks! I hope I can contribute more than I ask for! Jerry
  2. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i hope this helps

    take the lots you have done in the past or your subs

    take the time that it took to do them and divide by the square footage. that should give you in the ball park,. now figure your overhead, (insurance etc, profit and such add that to your hourly figure.
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    Wayne Volz Senior Member
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  4. underESTIMATED

    underESTIMATED Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    In your example:

    $248-$310 @ 2"
    1240# of salt @ 2#/100sf